Back in October of 2020, MiniMoves connected with a unique customer named Holly about moving her and her family from Texas to Tennessee. What makes Holly unique is that she is a blogger and a huge social media influencer; her Instagram account, @ourfauxfarmhouse, has over one-million followers! We were excited to partner with her on her move because we’ve never had a customer be able to share their MiniMoves experience with so many people in real-time on the internet! Read her blog here.
We worked with her to plan her ideal move, gave her our binding price quote, and answered all of her questions about moving. Once moving day arrived, our MiniMoves team spent two days packing up their belongings in their home in Texas. Surfaces in the house were first protected with coverings, and then we went to work carefully cloth padding and stretch wrapping their furniture and packing up everything in their home. Check out some of Holly’s photos of our work below!
We love that Holly captured photos of our crew at work so that we would be able to show others our process and how diligently we work to ensure that as we move items and boxes out of the house, nothing gets scratched or damaged. Holly said, “They literally rolled out the red carpet for us, protecting even the items that we weren’t taking with us. It felt like they were protecting THEIR OWN home!”
Once everything was loaded into our trucks, Holly did one final sign off of all of the accounted for items (We log EACH AND EVERY box and belonging that goes into our trucks) and then it was time for us all to head to Tennessee.
Holly said her and her followers had heard horror stories from friends and family who had worked with other moving companies, specifically about the poor condition of their items once they arrived at their destination, so Holly said she held her breath as we started to unload things, but to her delight, NOT ONE THING was broken, damaged, or missing. We at MiniMoves pride ourselves on having the moving industry’s lowest claims rate. Last year, 96% of our shipments were delivered claims free. So of course, all of her items were there, packed well, and in the exact condition that we packed it in! We once again protected certain walls and surfaces and then we unloaded everything into her new home.
Holly said “Our MiniMoves Chicago team far exceeded our wildest expectations! I would recommend them to anyone looking to make a move. Your search for a dependable, trustworthy, transparent, meticulous moving company has come to an end! GO WITH MINIMOVES and save yourself the hassle! Your horror stories of moving experiences almost scared me out of moving altogether, but I’m SO glad we gave MiniMoves a chance. We feel beyond blessed to have worked with them! They made moving across state lines and moving into our new home A BREEZE! Thank you MiniMoves!”
After a few weeks of settling into her home, Holly posted a blog on her website sharing the experience she had moving with us from Austin, TX to Nashville, TN. You can read her blog here. She also had previously asked her followers for questions about the move and we answered everyone’s burning questions on what it’s like to move with MiniMoves! Check out the FAQs below, and let’s give another huge thank you to our MiniMoves, Inc crew that did such an awesome job with this move. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Holly and her family; enjoy your new, beautiful home!
How do I contact MiniMoves? To request a quote you can visit their website at www.minimoves.com or you can call them Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM Central Time or on Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM Central Time at 877-762-9143
What does it cost, how does their pricing work? Charges for interstate moving are based on the items you ship (the shipment weight), the distance you are moving (miles) and the additional services that you might select from their service menu, things like packing, appliance servicing, specialty crating, even shipping a car. Pricing is menu driven allowing you to participate in as much or as little of your move as you choose.
Please explain the packing, can they do some packing, all packing, how does that work? Do they pack up everything or most things? MiniMoves can pack just your fragile items, or your entire house. The advantage of having them pack is that your household stays intact and fully functional until a day or two before your move. Their crews bring all of the boxes and paper and bubble wrap it takes to get things safely prepared. They charge per box and can include the cost of full packing in their quote but if you only need them to pack your mattresses and a few mirrors, they are happy to quote that too!
Did they break anything while moving? What happens if there’s damage? Not one item was damaged! Across the entire industry, claims for damage occur on 1 in every 5 moves. MiniMoves average is a damage claim on 1 in 17 moves. They have the lowest claims rate in the industry which was a big part of the reason I chose MiniMoves.
Do they do local/short distance moves within my state? MiniMoves is a state-to-state mover. They only provide local moving in their home state of Illinois.
Do they service (X State) to (X State)? For small moves (an apartment or less) there is a list of states they serve on their website, you can find that here. Just call; they will let you know right away if they cannot provide service. For large moves like ours they service all 48 states and even offer moving services worldwide if you are moving out of the country.
How long did it take to get your items? Because we filled the entire truck, we were able to set specific loading and delivery dates so delivery was quick. Moves that are less than a full truckload are combined with other shipments that are loaded or delivered in route to share the operating expense. The number of days in transit are determined by the size of the move and the distance. For larger moves, transit time is about 500 miles per day excluding weekends. For smaller moves, transit time can range from 4 to 14 days depending on where you are moving.
Do they do military moves? Yes, MiniMoves is an approved DOD carrier.
Do they sub out contractors, as in are they a broker or a full service mover? MiniMoves has assembled a network of contracted service partners (agents) around the country. We train, test, and certify every partner that is in the MiniMoves network. We are not a broker. We do not subcontract outside of our network. If we don’t have a network partner in your location we’ll refer you to a mover in your area that we trust.
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